The Downtown Buzz: Gearing Up for One other Basic San Clemente Summer time

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Julie Heinze

By Julie Heinze

Now that our downtown sidewalks are buzzing with flip-flops and the candy, candy sound of associates reconnecting, we on the San Clemente Downtown Enterprise Affiliation are busy planning occasions and promotions to assist gas a speedy restoration.

First, the San Clemente Automotive Present is correct across the bend. Returning on Sept. 11, the legendary SC Automotive Present options superb automobiles, a stay band, nice meals, slot automobiles, a scavenger hunt and good, old style household enjoyable.

Don’t miss the U.S. Marines Shade Guard and 9/11 Ceremony at 10 a.m. Should you don’t know the distinction between a Road Rod and a Scorching Rod, or a Cobra and a Barracuda, you should be right here. The present is free to the general public, so hop on the trolley or SCHS shuttle for a “basic” downtown day.

Our winners-circle of SC Automotive Present companion sponsors embrace Ford Motor Co., Tuttle-Click on Capistrano Ford, Nissan SJC, Capistrano VW, Capistrano Mazda, Porsche Irvine, Avila’s El Ranchito, TaxPros+, Enmeier Wealth Administration, SC Property Legislation, Aitken Aitken Cohn, and PAWS Pet Resort.

Get in on the enjoyable and join with an enthusiastic viewers of 15,000. Tell us how we will make it a profitable day for your corporation by emailing [email protected] or visiting Hosted by SCDBA, the occasion’s proceeds help downtown commerce and beautification.

Additionally, who’s the fairest faire of all of them? The San Clemente Village Artwork Faire!

Image your self right here: Good friend by your aspect (furry or in any other case), strolling by way of a maze of gifted artists and their distinctive creations, inexperienced grass beneath, shade timber above, a cool sea breeze—and, as luck would have it, a mimosa professional proper throughout the road.

We couldn’t design a nicer technique to welcome the weekend. Occurring month-to-month on the primary Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., the faire takes place on the library lawns. Our Village Artwork Faire director, Alison, has crafted this occasion to perfection.

The upcoming faire dates embrace Aug 7, Sept 4, Oct 2 and Nov 6. Extra info may be discovered at

Lastly, thoughts if we toot our personal horn?

The SCDBA was proud to be named SC Chamber of Commerce’s Nonprofit of the Yr. This previous yr challenged us to seek out inventive methods to help our group as all of us navigated its twists and turns.

We rely as successes our spearheading of the outside eating initiatives, increasing our social media attain to higher promote our members, connecting sector leaders by way of digital ThinkTanks, and, most just lately, proudly sponsoring two superb USA Browsing Olympics murals.

Go, Workforce USA! And three cheers for SCDBA Vice Chair and Treasurer Vicky Wilson of TaxPros+. She was named Citizen of the Yr for the unifying and commerce-focused tasks she led in the course of the pandemic—no small feat.

The Chamber’s luncheon acknowledged a powerful variety of companies, teams, educators and people, and we’re energized to be amongst these inspiring thinkers, doers and givers.

Does your corporation or group want a advertising and marketing increase? We love selling our member companies and the great works of our nonprofit companions, serving to them join, keep knowledgeable, and advocating on their behalf. Let’s speak. Drop us a line at [email protected].

One last thought: Final yr, the SCDBA adopted two phrases: “We’re all on this collectively” and “#lovesanclemente.” We could also be tossing out our ratty sweatpants and boycotting Zoom glad hours, however, San Clemente, let’s by no means cease being “All on this collectively” and hashtagging our love for this candy, candy city of ours.

Julie Heinze has been a resident of San Clemente for 26 years. She is director of the SCDBA and proprietor of Julie Heinze Design, an promoting and graphic design store.

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